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The Resource Underground Petersburg : radical populism, urban space and the tactics of subversion in reform-era Russia, Christopher Ely

Underground Petersburg : radical populism, urban space and the tactics of subversion in reform-era Russia, Christopher Ely

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Underground Petersburg : radical populism, urban space and the tactics of subversion in reform-era Russia
Title
Underground Petersburg
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radical populism, urban space and the tactics of subversion in reform-era Russia
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Ely
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Language
eng
Summary
Although the radical populist movement that arose in Russia during the reign of Tsar Alexander II has been well documented, this important study opens with questions that haven't yet been addressed: How did Russian radical populists manage to carry out a three-year campaign of revolutionary violence, killing or wounding scores of people, including top government officials, and eventually taking the life of the tsar himself? And how did this all occur under the noses of the tsar's political police, who deployed vast resources and huge numbers of officials in an exhaustive effort to stop the killing? In Underground Petersburg, Christopher Ely argues that the most powerful weapon of populist terrorism was the revolutionary underground it created. Attempts to convey populist ideals in the public sphere met with resistance at every turn. When methods such as propaganda campaigns and street demonstrations failed, populists created a sophisticated urban underground. Linked to the newly discovered weapon of terrorist violence, this base of operations allowed them to live undetected in the midst of the city, produce their own weaponry, and attempt to ignite an insurrection through violent attacks putting terrorism on the map as a technique of political rebellion. Accessible to non-specialists, this insightful study reinterprets radical populism, clarifying its crucial place in Russian history and elucidating its contribution to the history of terrorism. Underground Petersburg will appeal to scholars and students of Russia, as well as those interested in terrorism and insurrectionary movements, urban studies, and the sociology of subcultures.--
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1963-
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Ely, Christopher David
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Subculture
  • City and town life
  • Radicalism
  • Populism
  • Public spaces
  • Subversive activities
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia)
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia)
  • Russia
Label
Underground Petersburg : radical populism, urban space and the tactics of subversion in reform-era Russia, Christopher Ely
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-318) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
St. Petersburg: from space of representation to embattled public sphere -- Nihilism: self-fashioning and subculture in the city -- Underground pioneers -- To the people and back -- City synergy -- Organized troglodytes: building up the underground -- Battleground Petersburg -- The armor of our invisibility: underground terror and the illusion of power
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ocn945571311
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780875807447
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(pbk. : alk. paper)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945571311
Label
Underground Petersburg : radical populism, urban space and the tactics of subversion in reform-era Russia, Christopher Ely
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
St. Petersburg: from space of representation to embattled public sphere -- Nihilism: self-fashioning and subculture in the city -- Underground pioneers -- To the people and back -- City synergy -- Organized troglodytes: building up the underground -- Battleground Petersburg -- The armor of our invisibility: underground terror and the illusion of power
Control code
ocn945571311
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780875807447
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945571311

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